For the public, we seek to promote the work and trade of blacksmithing, both traditional and modern, as a high quality, creative craft and affordable art form which has a growing place in modern society. For an example of some of what we have to offer, please peruse our Gallery. For those looking to hire a blacksmith, please read Hiring a Blacksmith.
For our members, we seek to promote an exchange of creative ideas, provide an opportunity for teaching and learning about specific techniques of blacksmithing. How to Join.
YPRES 2016 - International Blacksmithing Event - September 1-6, 2016
Sandra Dunn, Master Blacksmith from Kitchener, Ontario represents Canada, September 1 - 6, 2016, helping to creating a WWI Cenotaph in Ypres, Belgium. She forges her Master Design Panel in Ypres, Belgium on September 5 and 6, 2016.
It is truly a GLOBAL Event with Master Panel Designs by Blacksmiths from: Canada, Chile, UK, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Norway, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, South Africa, Scotland, Netherlands, Japan, Australia, Palestine, China and participants to help bring them to life from a few more Countries I am sure.
PLEASE help support the Blacksmiths, visit YPRES2016.com where for as little as a $5.00 donation you can help make this event happen.
OABA T-Shirts now available!
After a long wait and demand, OABA T-Shirts are now available! These shirts come with a pocket, OABA logo, Model-T Ford colour choices (any colour you want as long as its black), are made in Canada, and only cost $20 (+$2 for XXL).
Our New Look
Welcome to our revised Website. We will continue to add more information to our site over the coming months. If you have comments or are looking for something from our old site and cannot find it, please send us a note using Contact.